Wednesday, 16 July 2008

16th July 08

Date: 16th July 08
Location: Mossel Bay, South Africa
Weather: After the storm of last night surprisingly calm and clear skies! 18°c
Status: Got man flu…..say no more

Up early to inspect the damage to the tents from the night before and surprisingly only Ammon’s had suffered any real damage, on set of poles was snapped and needed replacing but the rest of us had got away with nothing more than a rain drop in the face in the morning!

Showered, snacked for breakfast and hit the road again. Pulled into the mall to try and find some replacement poles with no luck and made for the main road south and west towards the most southerly point of Africa; Cape Aghulas.

It’s a bit of a emotional part of the trip for me as this means I now can only go north and back towards home, in a geographical sense this is the halfway point of the trip.

The 292km drive to the coast was made in perfect sunshine but the wind was still up and buffeted the Colonel as the road rose and fell over the stunning Western Cape countryside.

We pulled into the coastal village of Struis Bay and made for Cape Agulhas Backpackers, our home for the next couple of days. Tomorrow we fly my kite finally on the 18kmlong white sandy beach and hopefully horse ride too.


End of day location: Cape Agulhas, South Africa.
Distance covered: 292kms

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